Emily Kubincanek

Emily Kubincanek is a Senior Contributor for Film School Rejects and resident classic Hollywood fan. When she's not writing about old films, she works as a librarian and film archivist. You can find her tweeting about Cary Grant and hockey here: @emilykub_
Kay Francis in Mary Stevens Md

‘Mary Stevens, M.D.’ and the Approachable Modern Woman Kay Francis

By Emily Kubincanek 

Even as a professional working woman in a man’s world, Kay Francis was able to be the feminine, approachable gateway into evolving gender roles.

Targets 1968 movie Scope

‘Targets’ Made Modern Horror More Real and More Terrifying

By Emily Kubincanek 

Peter Bogdanovich’s first film (and Boris Karloff’s final film) should be looked at as more than a stepping stone to greatness. It was also genre-changing.

Beyond The Rocks Silent Film

Two Silent Stars Collide in ‘Beyond the Rocks’

By Emily Kubincanek 

100 years has passed since Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino worked together, but the story of their production is still fascinating today.

Ill Be Seeing You

‘I’ll Be Seeing You’ and How Rewarding Sad Christmas Movies Can Be

By Emily Kubincanek 

The best holiday movies take on the realistic struggles of our lives and turn them into heartwarming stories, including ‘I’ll Be Seeing You.’

The Mortal Storm James Stewart

Once Untimely, ‘The Mortal Storm’ Proves Timeless Years Later

By Emily Kubincanek 

While critics and audiences thought it was untimely in 1940, the themes it explores have proved to be timeless as years have passed.

Its A Wonderful Life Stewart

The Evolution of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Over 75 Years

By Emily Kubincanek 

Many people know it began as a flop and became a classic, but there is much more to the story of Frank Capra’s holiday staple.

The Reckless Moment Joan Bennett

The Suspense of Domesticity in Max Ophüls’ ‘The Reckless Moment’

By Emily Kubincanek 

This lesser-known film noir starring Joan Bennett depicts how overwhelming being a woman and a mother was during the mid-20th century — and within a genre usually reserved for men.

No Way Out Sidney Poitier

‘No Way Out’ and the Best of “Social Message” Film Noir

By Emily Kubincanek 

Sidney Poitier’s first big role was also the film that finally showed America just how ugly their racist ideals really were.

The Uninvited 1944

The Original Ghostly Thrills of ‘The Uninvited’

By Emily Kubincanek 

Everyone loves a good ghost story. You have this film to thank for their popularity in cinema today.